The Snails, Old Lady
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122
Doors 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Breanna Barbara is a blues singer/songwriter and guitarist born in Edina, Minnesota and raised in Bradenton, Florida. She began writing songs and performing them at various house shows and bars in St. Augustine, FL. After traveling around the North and Southeast, she moved to New York to attend Circle in the Square Theatre School for Acting. She then self-released two albums recorded on her iPhone; Theoria & Baby Where You Are. After putting them up on bandcamp, she began getting booked for shows in New York. In the early summer of 2014, she sent her demos to Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray for the Riff Raff) of the Bomb Shelter in Nashville, TN, where he then invited her to make a record. There they recorded her debut album, Mirage Dreams, which is set to be released in late July 2015. Her music has been labeled as 'Delta Grunge', 'Occult Blues', and 'Haunting'. New York Daily Music writes, "Breanna Barbara is an intriguing, intense, fun, lo-fi original punk blues resonator guitarist/singer songwriter.”
The Snails are an eclectic act whose work, though identifiable with definite genres, defies generalization. Having spent previous years exploring and writing in the style of mid-century Jamaican music (ska, rocksteady, reggae) the group now brings influences as various and distant from each other as American garage rock and rhythm 'n' blues to the forefront of their original sound. Their songs are lyrically poignant ("poetry dressed with tune"), their rhythms aggressive, and their performance electrifying. Catch the beat, and you'll never be able to put it down.
The Snails are fronted by Todd Fausnacht on guitar and lead vocals, with Ben Parry on bass, Tim Hildebrand on guitar, Josh Parry on drums, and Matt MacLeod on organ.
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